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“What a surprise in Shanghai”

Kaefer by The Binjiang One
Ranked #188 of 17,148 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: French, German, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
Description: After carefully and beautifully renovating "The Binjiang One", BLN Restaurants & Caterings has partnered with KAFER, one of Germany's most well known companies for fine food and gourmet grocery, and opened the KAFER by The Binjiang One in the year 2011. Since then the restaurant at the Binjiang Avenue is serving inspiring contemporary European cuisine under KAFER's motto "passion for quality". KAFER by The Binjiang One is ideally located on the banks of the placid Huangpu River, just a stone's throw from Shanghai's financial and commercial hub. While the restaurant is mere steps from Lujiazui, it is quietly tucked away from the surrounding lively streets into a beautiful and historic property known as the "You Long Garden". The historic "You Long Garden Residence" was built in 1902 and is the storied sight where Emperor Qian Long berthed his dragon boat before embarking on a sightseeing tour along the shore (note: "you" meaning sightseeing and "long" meaning dragon). BLN Restaurants & Caterings expanded the historic grounds to include a new glassed wing to take advantage of the building's idyllic setting along Pudong's waterfront, offering a stunning view of the romantic Bund across the river.
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went their with a group of appr 25 people for dinner. Service was very good, the menue we selected was terrific. Tasty but not too hot. I had salmon which was served with spinach. Jam,jam.
In addition if you sit on the first floor you ahve a wonderful lokk on the river Bund. But be aware that you cannot see anything if you sit outside as the hedge is too dense to see anything from the river and the skyline of Shanghai.
Fully recommended

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We went to Kafer since we had a BOGO free Sunday Brunch coupon in our Enjoy Shanghai book- worth the money as this coupon ALONE covers the price (& some) of the book. The buffet included 2 soups, breads, fruit, many cold salads, cold fish and a carving station- the assortment and taste were good. The (unlimited) entrees we ordered were the lobster tail (ok), veggie lasagna (ok) and beef tenderloin (amazing...and easily the best steak I've had in SH over the past year)! The service was good- they mistakingly gave our entrees to another table...(who for some reason didn't bother to tell them they didn't order them), but were VERY apologetic and got them to us quickly after we asked about them. It would be a bit pricey if we didn't have the BOGO coupon...but less than other western buffets in SH.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Went for a Sunday brunch now. The deal is with free flow of drinks (juices, soft drinks, red/white wine, an okay prosecco, coffee, tea), "unlimited a la carte" and buffet appetizers, soup and desserts.
Main courses were not that great, veal was way overcook, eggs benedict were also poached too long time and came without creamed spinach and on a very unexciting piece of toast bread (not toasted). Another beef dish also failed to excite, the black cod was okay though.
Some of the appetizers were pretty nice, some not that great, I liked the fish options. Tomato soup looked and tasted like very watery tomato soup. Desserts were overall okay, cheese cake and creme brulee appreciated.
Service was overall very good and the drinks were swiftly refilled.Coffee came with warm milk and tasted good.
View and atmosphere were all very nice even tough it's a little off from the main lujiazui area.
Overall it's lower cost than the buffets in the better hotels but not worth for me - I can get nicer a la carte dishes in other places for less money and if I want to splurge there are better other options. The quality is not up to the level it need to be and it's a real pity as I'd want to like it.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We accidentally bumped in to this place, and were a bit hesitant to go in as the place looked very classy and expensive. However, despite wearing shorts and being sweaty after a long day of sightseeing we were welcomed in a good way ! We both chose a set of four dishes, and we can't say we were disappointed. The food was pretty "western", so probably not the right place to go if you're looking for the Chinese experience. The food tasted delicious, but as we expected it was kind of expensive. Except from the food the service was top notch, and the view is stunning, especially at night. Toilet facilities were very good, and they also had free WIFI. This place is worth a visit if you don't mind spending some extra money for a nice evening. Would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you like the occasional splurge on a 5 star hotel's extravagant all you can drink Sunday brunch, but want a change of scene, then Kafer (The Binjiang One) is a nice hidden gem of a restaurant. Located in an European house (former HQs of one of the British trading hung along the Huangpu river along the Bund side (next to the ferry terminal), Kafer provides high quality and good service Sunday Brunch @ 398rmb/person. This includes all you can drink wine/sparkling wine, a nice buffet, and anything you want to order a la carte. The buffet is high quality with some nice German fare, but also some great seafood. For mains you can order some great dishes such as veal, sea bass, and lamb shank all presented very well. If you get a table along the window you can watch the boats go by and on clearer days see the old Bund waterfront. The staff here is very attentive, and we had a European staff serve us the whole time and never had to ask for a refill of wine or take a plate away (probably the best service I have seen in Shanghai).

Restaurant is great for visitors as well as expats/locals living here. Has a very European feel to it.

Tip: If you live in Shanghai, then it is worth getting Enjoy Shanghai VIP card which has a Buy One Get One Free coupon for this Sunday brunch. It will pay for itself in this one visit.

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